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Dulles International Airport, Sterling, VA, US

Qatar-bound Dulles flight makes emergency landing off Portuguese coast - Washington Post

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Rainfall caused widespread flooding in Qatar - AFP

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Al Khor, Al Khor, Qatar

Video: Reported 'tornado' in Al Khor, Qatar; the national meteorological service, @Qatar_Weather, explains the phenomenon is actually a 'gustnado' - Youtube user Breaking Weather

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Update: 2 Qatari women robbed of $5 million in valuables were riding in Bentley, on section of road near airports that's frequently targeted for hold-ups - AFP

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2 Qatari women have been robbed on a Paris motorway in a €5 million ($5.32 million) heist, French police say - AFP

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2018, 2022 World Cup bribery allegations

FIFA ethics investigation into Russia and Qatar's 2018-2022 World Cup bid campaigns may take 3 more years before report can be published, Swiss federal prosecution office suggests- AP

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FIFA corruption case

FIFA adjudicatory chamber bans Saoud Al-Mohannadi, vice president for both the Qatar FA and Asian Football Confederation, for 1 year - Reuters

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Trump appointments and nominations

Editor's note: Politico reports Rudy Giuliani's paid consulting for foreign governments may present conflicts of interests if Donald Trump decides to nominate him for the secretary of state post. Some of these ties surfaced when the former New York mayor ran for president in 2007, including a New York Times report that a law firm Giuliani joined as a named partner lobbied for the U.S. subsidiary Venezuela's state oil company, which was then controlled by President Hugo Chavez. Politico also points to reports of a subsidiary of Giuliani's consulting firm advising Qatar's state-run oil company as well as a Singapore gambling project that had ties to a person close to the North Korean regime. There are multiple reports that Giuliani is the leading choice to be secretary of state in Trump's administration, and if chosen, he would face Senate confirmation. - Stephanie

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2022 World Cup

Amnesty International criticizes UK junior trade minister for traveling to Qatar, allegedly failing to highlight human rights offenses faced by 2022 World Cup workers - Guardian

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FIFA corruption case

FIFA prosecutors recommends lifetime ban from all soccer-related activities for aide to disgraced executive Mohamed Bin Hammam - AP



Qatari Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani dies at age 84; Qatar to observe 3 days of mourning - Al Jazeera

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Iraqi Civil War (2014-present)

Qatar foreign minister: Iraq officials have committed to protecting Sunnis in Mosul - AP

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Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank shares spike on reports of possible capital infusion from former Qatar prime minister - MarketWatch

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Qatar's Ahli Bank has secured a 3-year, $195 million club loan from 8 banks - Reuters

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Doha, Doha, Qatar

All passengers departing Qatar's main Hamad International Airport subject to $10 fee starting Dec. 1 - AP

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Arab League

Photo: Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani arrives in Mauritania, where the 2016 Arab League summit is now under way - @dott_qatar

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United States Air Force

US Air Force official urges US government to make decision on its plans to sell US fighter jets to Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain - Reuters

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Qatari natural gas company RasGas reaches deal to supply France's EDF, a utility company, with up to 2 million tons of the fuel annually - AP


Trial of Egypt's President Morsi

Editor's note: The AP notes former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi may appeal today's guilty verdict on charges he played a role in the passing of state secrets to Qatar and the Al Jazeera television network. Morsi is already facing a death sentence over his role in 2011 prison rioting, which he has also appealed. - Tricia

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Trial of Egypt's President Morsi

Ex-Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi sentenced to life in prison in 'espionage with Qatar' case - Daily News Egypt

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